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Léon Bloy

Birthdate: 11. July 1846
Date of death: 3. November 1917
Other names: Léon Henri Marie Bloy

Léon Bloy was a French novelist, essayist, pamphleteer, and poet.

Photo: Dornac, Bridgeman / Public domain

„There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint.“

—  Léon Bloy

In Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Peter Kreeft

Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ignatius Press, 2001 https://books.google.com/books?id=VZ-xgfJkNNgC&pg=PA89&dq=%22There+is+only+one+tragedy+in+the+end,+not+to+have+been+a+saint%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMIrLb4nOL6yAIVhjk-Ch1XSQVB#v=onepage&q=%22There%20is%20only%20one%20tragedy%20in%20the%20end%2C%20not%20to%20have%20been%20a%20saint%22&f=false

„Suffering passes, but the fact of having suffered never passes.“

—  Léon Bloy

Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 19, Association of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry., 1984 [Association of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry., 1984]

„Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig.“

—  Léon Bloy

Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith, Jennifer L. Holberg, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 31 march 2006 Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith, Jennifer L. Holberg, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 31 march 2006 https://books.google.com.br/books?id=MSHQwCakou0C&pg=PA153&dq=Leon+Bloy+any+christian+who+is+not+a+hero+is+a+pig&hl=pt-BR&sa=X&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAGoVChMIrt-3rLf5yAIVy5KQCh00zwt7#v=onepage&q=Leon%20Bloy%20any%20christian%20who%20is%20not%20a%20hero%20is%20a%20pig&f=false

„Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil.“

—  Léon Bloy

Pope Francis quotes Bloy in his first homily as Pope. Pope Francis: 1st homily. Missa pro Ecclesiae in the Sistine Chapel http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-1st-homily-full-text

„The worst thing is not to commit crimes but, rather, not to accomplish the good that one could have done. It is the sin of omission, which is nothing other than to be unloving, and no one accuses himself of it.“

—  Léon Bloy

Youcat English: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ignatius Press, 2011 https://books.google.com/books?id=soVf9Q1h-esC&pg=PT26&dq=%22The+worst+thing+is+not+to+commit+crimes+but,+rather,+not+to+accomplish+the+good+that+one+could+have+done.%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMI3_bSqOH6yAIVwvI-Ch3kOAGF#v=onepage&q=%22The%20worst%20thing%20is%20not%20to%20commit%20crimes%20but%2C%20rather%2C%20not%20to%20accomplish%20the%20good%20that%20one%20could%20have%20done.%22&f=false

„It is the small flock of God. "Whoever receives in my name one of those little" said Jesus, "It is myself who receives." What thinks the one that sticks, that maims, or inflicts to their pure souls more black sorrow than death? (…) The curse of a crowd of children, is a cataclysm, a horror prodigy, a chain of dark mountains in the sky, with a cavalcade of thunder and lightning in their tops. It is the infinite of the cries of all deep, is a not know what highly powerful unforgiving and extinguishing any hope of forgiveness.“

—  Léon Bloy

Léon Bloy, Octavio de Faria, portuguese edition, page 101. Léon Bloy, Octavio de Faria, portuguese edition, page 101. https://books.google.com.br/books?id=wI4SAAAAYAAJ&q=%C3%89+o+rebanho+dos+pequenos+de+Deus.+%22Quem+quer+que+receba+em+meu+nome+um+desses+pequenos%22+disse+Jesus&dq=%C3%89+o+rebanho+dos+pequenos+de+Deus.+%22Quem+quer+que+receba+em+meu+nome+um+desses+pequenos%22+disse+Jesus&hl=pt-BR&sa=X&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAGoVChMI0Ovrgrn5yAIVQpGQCh3fFwGB

„My anger is the effervescence of my pity.“

—  Léon Bloy

[Bloy, Léon, Pilgrim of the Absolute, 1947, Pantheon Books, New York, 11, 13, https://books.google.com/books/about/Pilgrim_of_the_Absolute.html?id=vH5cAAAAMAAJ]

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„Of the truths which embarrass him he thinks it better to remain unaware.“

—  Léon Bloy

"The Wisdom of the Bourgeois," p. 98
Pilgrim of the Absolute (1947)

„You will be unsaleable in perpetuity, the Unsaleable, in your books as well as in your person, and thus will be definitively realized the separation, naturally desired by you, from the sellers and people for sale.“

—  Léon Bloy

L'Invendable (1909), p. 8
Original: (fr) Tu seras invendable à perpétuité, l'Invendable, dans tes livres aussi bien que dans ta personne, et ainsi se réalisera tout à fait la séparation, naturellement désirée par toi, d'avec les vendeurs et les gens à vendre.

„It is the small flock of God. "Whoever receives in my name one of those little" said Jesus, "It is myself who receives."“

—  Léon Bloy

What thinks the one that sticks, that maims, or inflicts to their pure souls more black sorrow than death? (...) The curse of a crowd of children, is a cataclysm, a horror prodigy, a chain of dark mountains in the sky, with a cavalcade of thunder and lightning in their tops. It is the infinite of the cries of all deep, is a not know what highly powerful unforgiving and extinguishing any hope of forgiveness.

Léon Bloy, Octavio de Faria, portuguese edition, page 101. Léon Bloy, Octavio de Faria, portuguese edition, page 101. https://books.google.com.br/books?id=wI4SAAAAYAAJ&q=%C3%89+o+rebanho+dos+pequenos+de+Deus.+%22Quem+quer+que+receba+em+meu+nome+um+desses+pequenos%22+disse+Jesus&dq=%C3%89+o+rebanho+dos+pequenos+de+Deus.+%22Quem+quer+que+receba+em+meu+nome+um+desses+pequenos%22+disse+Jesus&hl=pt-BR&sa=X&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAGoVChMI0Ovrgrn5yAIVQpGQCh3fFwGB

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